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ALI Conservation Scorecards Input Data Layers

An Esri geodatabase containing input data layers used in the ALI's Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Conservation Scorecards


USFWS 2015, and others; see individual layers for all credits information.


In 2014 and 2015, the Arid Lands Initiative developed “Conservation Scorecards” for their Priority Core Areas (PCAs) and Priority Linkage Areas (PLAs). To create the scorecards, we collected numerous existing geospatial datasets that could help provide decision support for ALI land managers, then summarized them to the geometry of PCAs and PLAs (e.g., took the spatial mean of a Landscape Condition Model). To better understand the analysis, please read the report, “Assessing the Condition and Resilience of Collaborative Conservation Priority Areas in the Columbia Plateau Ecoregion,” available here. The PCA scorecards pdfs are attached to the main report as an appendix, and the PLA scorecards are included in a short addendum report, [...]

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These GIS data layers are provided for people who are interested in the scorecards and would like to explore the data that drive them in greater detail.


Multiple; see individual layers for all usage limitations.


  • Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northwest CASC

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